Karim El Ahmadi agrees with his manager Paul Lambert that Aston Villa have to quickly find a way out of their disappointing run of home results.
Saturday's 2-1 defeat against Newcastle was the club's third Premier League loss in a row after their bright first week of the season and ended in boos from sections of the 37,554 crowd.
Villa, who were impressive both when they won at Arsenal on the opening day and in losing unluckily at Chelsea in the following midweek, will probably be happy to be on the road again when they face Lambert's last club Norwich at the weekend.
"We have to be confident about playing here," El Ahmadi said. "But we have a way of playing and we're at our best on the counter attack.
"It was like that last year as well. We had good results at Norwich (in the Capital One Cup and League) and we have to start to get points.
"But at home we also have to 'make' the game and we have to be better. We started very defensively against Newcastle and there were too many gaps.
"Their midfield were stronger and better than us. We pressed them higher in the second half but it wasn't good enough."
Either side of their expected Capital One Cup win over Rotherham, Villa have lost at home to Liverpool and Newcastle in the League, having completed their Villa Park programme in 2012-13 by losing against Chelsea.
Their task is being made much harder by a chronic inability to keep a clean sheet. The last one they managed in the League was at home to Stoke last December.
When asked about the critical fan reaction, Lambert said: "It's too big a club not to have an expectancy about it.
"I would rather have that than not, so you take the rough with the smooth. If you lose games, you have to accept that from the crowd. It's part of it.
"We have to be able to thrive on that crowd and handle it. We were beaten because we didn't start the game in the right manner."
Villa, having introduced £7m deadline-day signing Libor Kozak as a substitute seconds before their equaliser, remain highly dependent on their scoring sensation of last season, Christian Benteke.
He has already netted five times this term and is responsible for all but one of the five goals the club have managed in the League.
Although defenders Jores Okore, who is being assessed after going off early with a knee injury at the weekend, and Antonio Luna have been seen plenty to date, there have been fewer opportunities to date for the more attack-minded players Lambert has signed, such as Nicklas Helenius, Aleksandar Tonev and now Kozak.
"I will need everybody through the season, without a doubt," Lambert said. About the specific claims of Danish international Helenius, he added: "You are hoping he will hit the ground running and be a massive part of it - and he will be."